Laboratory Safety Products

prepare for respiratory illness season

Explore equipment, supplies, and other laboratory safety products and hospital safety products to help you comply with best practices for taking care of patients with respiratory illnesses. Choose from a wide variety of personal protective equipment, including products for social distancing, hand sanitation, disinfecting shared areas, temperature checks, and more.

Personal Protective Equipment

General-Purpose Face Masks

Disposable face masks are designed for single or limited use for particulate filtration and fluid resistance. Universally sized, facemasks may have ties or soft, elastic ear loops and 2- or 3-ply construction. They are not airtight, do not require fit testing, and are not intended for medical use.

Procedure and Surgical Masks

Surgical masks are tested to meet levels of barrier protection as specified in ASTM F2100-19.* Procedure masks are FDA approved medical devices for use in healthcare procedures. They are not airtight and do not require fit testing.

N95 Respirators

An N95 mask or respirator filters out at least 95% of airborne particles as defined by the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH, 42 CFR Part 84). These essential hospital safety products are functionally equivalent to FFP2 respirators (European Union) and KN95 respirators (China) with slightly different certification criteria.

In the United States, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that healthcare workers use N95 respirators when working with patients suspected or confirmed to be infected with COVID-19, Ebola, Mycobacterium (tuberculosis), pandemic or avian influenza, or severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).

OSHA requires fit testing for N95 respirators to determine the right model, style, and size for the wearer and to verify fit thereafter. Since N95 respirators can make breathing more difficult, wearers must also be medically evaluated for heart conditions, lung disease, and claustrophobia.

Hand Sanitizers and Dispensers

Hand sanitizers are alcohol-based products for cleaning your hands when soap and water washing facilities are unavailable. Hand sanitizers come in gels, foams, liquids, or wipes in disposable and refillable containers. They are available in sizes for personal use and come in industrial sizes. Convenient hand sanitizer dispensers are essential for workplace safety and may be manually operated or used “hands free.”

Hand Sanitizers

Hand Sanitizer Dispensers

Shields and Partitions

Use clear panels to create a physical barrier between employees and patients to protect from exposure to infectious agents and biohazards. Shields and partitions can be placed throughout work areas, including medical offices, clinics, hospitals, labs, and warehouses. The thick, clear plastic shields are high-impact and shatter resistant and enable personal interaction with unobstructed views.

Digital Thermometers

Infrared thermometers can assess temperature from a distance to help you stay separated from visibly sick patients. Non-contact infrared forehead thermometers display body temperature readings quickly and accurately, in as little as 1 second. They can be used in a medical setting or in offices, labs, or warehouses for maintaining workplace safety.

Screening Tents

Provide a designated area for administering vaccinations, testing patients, and more under a shelter that provides relief from the sun and rain. The durable tents can be set up easily and include polyester canopies with PU coating and UV treatments. Reinforced canopy corners withstand tough conditions and attach to a steel frame.

Signage and Traffic Safety

Explore various signs to instruct and warn employees and patients of hazards. Signs can reinforce mandates for wearing face masks or gloves and social distancing. They can also emphasize good hygiene, encouraging colleagues and patients to use hand sanitizer. Some signs and visual aids create awareness of restrictions or potential danger in a facility or direct traffic in parking lots or on streets.

PPE Signs

Notify patients and colleagues that wearing face masks or gloves is required in your hospital or clinical laboratory.

Hygiene Safety Signs

Remind colleagues and the public about the importance of hand washing or hand sanitizing in your facility.

Safety Awareness Signs

Use these safety signs to warn team members or the public about restricted access or unsafe areas.

Social Distancing Signs

Browse floor or wall-mounted signs that remind people to stay safely separated from one another.

Traffic Safety

View cones, chains, markers, and other restrictive tools for maintaining safety in parking lots and streets near your facility.

Facility Cleaning

Keep your facility clean and free of contaminants. Cleaning tools, like mops, buckets, and squeegees combined with the right disinfectant cleaner can help kill germs so you can maintain a safer workplace. You can also help control contamination in your medical facility by placing anti-microbial mats in entry ways and other areas so people can wipe their feet to minimize the spread of germs by foot.

Disinfectant Cleaners

Find products for cleaning and disinfecting work surfaces before and after use.

Janitorial Cleaning Products

Shop mops, buckets, and other cleaning tools to maintain sanitary conditions and a welcoming atmosphere in your clinical lab.

General-Purpose Floor Cleaners

Floor cleaners are essential laboratory safety products and hospital safety products that help prevent the spread of germs.


Squeegees are laboratory safety products used to dry surfaces after sanitizing.

Anti-Fatigue Mats

Place anti-fatigue mats throughout your facility to offer comfort for workers required to stand for hours at a time.

*ASTM Levels

  • Level 1: Low barrier protection; for non-surgical and low-risk procedures and exams that do not involve aerosols, sprays, or fluids
  • Level 2: Moderate barrier protection; for low to moderate levels of aerosols, sprays, and fluids
  • Level 3: Maximum barrier protection; for situations with potential for heavy aerosols, sprays, and fluid exposure